Kandahar OEF Deployment 2013

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Unread post09 Jan 2013, 16:20

Continuing on from Kandahar OEF Deployment 2012

First posting for 2013 of a photo from Dec 2012! Only recently released.

#91-0353 77 FS
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F-16C block 50 #91-0353 from 77 EFS, deployed to Kandahar Airfield, prepares to receive fuel from a 340th EARS over Afghanistan, Dec. 22, 2012.
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Unread post25 Feb 2013, 22:52

#93-0536 77 FS
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Crew 07, SSgt. William Bernhardt, SrA Matthew Furey & SrA Kameran Fernandez, are deployed here from Shaw AFB. The three Airmen competed in a weapons load competition on February 11, 2012. [USAF photo by SrA Scott Saldukas]
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Unread post21 Mar 2013, 18:18

#91-0375 79 FS


USAF F-16C block 50 #91-0375 from the 79th FS waits to receive its 400-flight-hour phase inspection at Kandahar Airfield on February 26th, 2013. The 451st EAMXS inspects everything on the aircraft from leaks or cracks to anything that may jeopardize the integrity of the aircraft. [USAF photo by SrA. Scott Saldukas]
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Unread post13 Apr 2013, 09:03

These show that the OEF Vipers are no longer flying with 4 A/A missiles-- a config that always confused me considering a complete lack of air threat. Putting unneeded on the wing time on the missiles uselessly? :shrug:

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USAF F-16C block 50 #91-0368 from the 79th FS deployed from Shaw AFB taxis to the flightline at Bagram airfield on April 6th, 2013. [USAF photo by SrA. Chris Willis]


USAF F-16C block 50 #91-0368 from the 79th FS deployed from Shaw AFB takes off from Bagram airfield on April 6th, 2013. [USAF photo by SrA. Chris Willis]


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Unread post23 Apr 2013, 15:04

Spangdahlem Air Base wrote:480th Fighter Squadron deploys to Afghanistan
Posted 4/23/2013
by Senior Airman Natasha Stannard
52nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs

4/23/2013 - SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- Airmen from Spangdahlem Air Base's 480th Fighter Squadron deployed to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, in support of contingency operations April 7, 2013.

The 480th FS is deploying for approximately six months to provide air-to-air combat and air-to-surface attack capabilities.

"I'm looking forward to leading the squadron down-rage, supporting the guys who are on the ground and doing the job that we're tasked to do ... I think everybody is really looking forward to do the job we've been training so hard for," said Austin native Lt. Col. Cameron Caroom, 480th FS commander.

The 480th has prepared for more than four months for this deployment through multiple exercises with the most recent being Red Flag 2013, an aerial combat training exercise held in Las Vegas.

"It's game time," Caroom said. "Everything up to this point has been practiced and rehearsed. We've got six months of game to play and we're ready to go."

In addition to participating in exercises, the squadron also catered their home-base training to prepare for Afghanistan's environment.

The 480th communicated with the fighter squadron they replaced in Afghanistan to prepare and plan for what was ahead. They went over such things as successful tactics, techniques and procedures best used to accomplish the mission.

On this deployment, 480th maintainers, pilots and support crews will work around the clock to ensure combat air power is provided over head so that service members on the ground are supported.

"That's what the mission is and what everyone is looking forward to doing," Caroom said.

source: http://www.spangdahlem.af.mil/news/stor ... =123345448
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Unread post16 Jul 2013, 09:07

Some mission marked photos of 480th FS F-16s from Kandahar

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[serial]91-0366[/serial] 480 FS


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Unread post30 Jul 2013, 14:35

Another mission marked photo from the 480th FS F-16s deployed at Kandahar. Look closely enough you will see a Mule kill!

91-0361 480 FS



USAF F-16C block 50 #91-0361 from the 480th FS flies over Southeast Asia after being refuelled on July 25th, 2013. [USAF photo by SSgt. Robert Barnett]
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Unread post30 Jul 2013, 22:35

:lmao: That's a bit of overkill just to play "Pin The Tail On The Donkey" (a mule is half donkey ya know...). And is it cheating to use a PGM?? Somebody check the PTTOTD ROE. The stencil is a gravity bomb, so maybe he used CCIP. You know....to make it sporty and stuff. :wink:
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Unread post10 Sep 2013, 00:27

Cool 510th post deployment video link

http://www.510fs.org/aviano/videos/item ... zards-rule
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Unread post05 Nov 2013, 16:25

Any details on the rest of the rainbow package that deployed

#89-2145 125 FS
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SrA Michael Stevens (left), SMSgt. Eric Erler (middle) and SrA Brandon Erler (right) stand in front of F-16C block 42 #89-2145 from the 125 FS at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan on October 8, 2013. [USAF photo by SrA Jack Sanders]
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Unread post18 Dec 2013, 21:52

F-16s transition back to Bagram. Read story Bagram runway reopens: First F-16s arrive

#85-1412 457 FS


The first F-16C block 30 #85-1412 from the 457th FS arrives at Bagram Airfield on December 15th, 2013. The F-16s transitioned from Kandahar to Bagram once the main runway was renovated. [USAF photo by SrA. Kayla Newman]


USAF F-16C block 30 #85-1412 from the 457th FS is the first of several F-16s to arrive back at Bagram Airfield on December 15th, 2013. The F-16s transitioned from Kandahar to Bagram once the main runway was renovated. [USAF photo by SrA. Kayla Newman]
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